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Men’s FC take on Netball for RAG

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Last Tuesday afternoon, representatives of both LSESU Men’s Football and LSESU Netball battled through the cold to meet on Lincoln’s Inn courts to raise money for RAG by participating in the most heated netball match in history. Could the girls embarrass the boys? Or would the boys beat the girls at their own game? Captain of netball 8ths, Elin Harding, rallied her team to host a bake sale to keep…

Beaver at the Bridge: Amnesty International Win Sends Us to Chelsea-Tottenham

Beaver at the Bridge: Amnesty International Win Sends Us to Chelsea-Tottenham

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The Beaver was in attendance at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, after Features editor Liam Hill won LSESU Amnesty International Society’s raffle for free tickets to the clash between league leaders Chelsea and underperforming Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs made a bright start, with ‘the future of English football’ Harry Kane proving a thorn in the side of the Blues backline. He craned his neck impressively to arc a header against the…

LSESU Men’s Rugby Working Group: more than just ‘ticking the boxes’.

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It’s been a few months since the disbanding of the Men’s Rugby club. In that time, a lot of things have changed: the Men’s Rugby working group has been set up. Let me be clear, the club isn’t just going to ‘come back next year’. Activities and Development officer Alastair Duncan made this very clear in our first meeting. The activities of the working group are going be analysed in…

LSE Mixed Hockey 1st XI beat UCL 3 – 1

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As the unbeaten, reigning champions of the mixed premier league the LSE Mixed Hockey 1st team felt that we had a high reputation to uphold. This was especially after a disappointing draw the previous week against our opposition across the water, Southbank University. We arrived at the Olympic Park Hockey Pitch, Stratford with huge anticipation. Having never played the UCL team before we were unsure about how strong they were…

Keeping Busy with Active LifeStylE

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From fencing, skiing and golf lessons to the five-a side football league knockouts, Active LifeStylE has had a busy few weeks. Only 8 weeks into the programme, in partnership with Sport England, Active LifeStylE has brought to LSE students an array of sports activities, dancing taster sessions and once off events. The focus is on providing for students who are looking for recreational, fun and flexible ways to stay active….

Active Lifestyles

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As we approach the end of Michaelmas term, it is a good time to look back at an eventful first term of the Active Lifestyle football section. Before the programme was introduced, 100 male students were turned away at FC trails each year after being told they were not good enough. Having been part of the FC last year, I understand the sheer competition there is just to secure a…

Crisis? What Crisis?

Crisis? What Crisis?

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It is often stated the form is temporary but class is permanent. If that is the case then I think it’s fair to say that sporting public opinion is just about as fickle as it’s possible to be. In six months, Stuart Lancaster’s England team have gone from being world beaters to a band of nobodies. Both of these assessments have been nothing more than hyperbole, Lancaster’s England are a…

Another Win for Women’s Football

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In brand new shirts, the LSE Women’s Football Club 1st team was ready for their third game of the season against King’s GKT 1sts. The two teams were both keen to win and score, which resulted in a rather exciting – yet nerve-wracking – game with many goals. Although the LSE team started out strongest with the first real chance to score, King’s GKT took advantage of a silly LSE…

Introducing LSE Ultimate

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For those of you still living in the last century: welcome to Ultimate Frisbee! It’s one of the fastest growing sports in Europe, with a huge London base. The sport is played on a rectangular field, 100m long and 37m wide, with endzones 18m deep at either end. The objective is to catch the disc in the opposition ‘endzone’. No running with the disc and no intentional contact. Believe it…

Meet Squash Club Captain

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This week Sports Editor Milan Neergheen, caught up with Squash Club Captain, Tom Bearpark, to discuss all things Squash.   Milan: You’ve recently held trials for the squash team, from your point of view how did they go? Tom: Hectic, but this is part of trials. It was ultimately satisfying because we found some good players, some keen players, and some really nice guys. And some that we’re all three….